". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Friday, March 26, 2010

With Praise Like This, Who Needs Criticism?

Fidel Castro is applauding the government takeover of health care signed into law this week by President Obama. According to this AP article, "Cuba provides free health care and education to all its citizens, and heavily subsidizes food, housing, utilities and transportation, policies that have earned it global praise."

Well, there ya' go. We have arrived. Our President promised to change the way America is viewed internationally, and he is doing just that, eliciting praise from such champions of human rights as the dictator of Cuba. We are now on track to in due time bring Cuba's high standard of health care* to the United States of America. I can't wait.

*WARNING: This is a link to a page on "The Real Cuba" website. It contains multiple thumbnail images documenting the current condition of "health" care in Cuba. The images are small but nevertheless deeply disturbing. If you would prefer not to see them, you can just take my word that they do not suggest the existence in Cuba of a leader or government that honestly cares about about the health and well-being of its citizens.


Susan said...

And I'm back to my musing of the other day about whether what we've done is socialist or whether it's more communist.

PS: Fidel is still alive? Gee, I figured he'd kicked the bucket in the last year and they were just being quiet about it.

Cheryl said...

Susan, I think people have been wondering for several years whether he might have died--I know he was not seen for a while--but I think they recently trotted him out for something or other and thereby put that suspicion to rest.